For much of last October, much of the local blogosphere has been all abuzz with news of Anthony Bourdain being in the Philippines. True enough, everyone was talking about his visits to Pampanga, Manila, and Cebu, all in the course of taping his show, No Reservations. Rumor has it that the Philippine show is set to air in late January. Of course, if that’s too long a wait, this might just be the thing for you!
Together with Avalon.ph, we’re raffling off a first edition hardcover copy of Anthony Bourdain’s A Cook’s Tour. If that’s not enough, the copy to be raffled off is SIGNED.
More than just an online bookseller, Avalon.ph is a long established website dealing in all sorts of hard-to-find books, first editions, even signed copies. Going through Avalon.ph’s inventory always makes me drool. They have rare copies of books by my favorite authors like Banana Yoshimoto and Neil Gaiman. Plus, they also have the best prices on Moleskines, the prettiest, most fantastic notebooks I’ve had the pleasure to use. So much loved are Moleskines that the response to their Bloghopping Moleskine Giveaway contest was tremendous!
So, what do you have to do to get your hands on that signed A Cook’s Tour? Simply tell us about the most interesting meal you’ve ever had, then you can earn points to join a raffle for the book.
• Answering in the comments section gets you 1 point.
• Answering in your own blog with a link back to this post earns you 2
points. Please use a trackback or leave a comment with your post’s
URL / permalink so I can count your entry.
• Adding photos, whether actual or representative of the meal gives you another point. Illustrations are nice, too. Of course, please make sure that you either own the photo, it’s royalty-free or you have the copyright owner’s permission.
• Here’s the totally subjective part. If I like your entry, you get a secret extra point which I shall factor in come raffle time. So that adds up to having 4 points, equivalent to 4 raffle tickets.
Entries will be accepted from January 5 to January 14, 11:59pm, Philippine Time. One winner will be picked through a List Randomizer. Results will be announced on January 15, 2009.
This contest is limited to Philippine residents only.
Contestants are required to supply a valid email address when they make their entry comment. Winner will be contacted via email where they’ll be required to supply a Philippine mailing address. If I repeatedly fail to contact you through your email address, you’ll forfeit the prize and another digital raffle will be held.
So, are you up to winning that prize? I know I’d join if I could, *sigh* but I guess the book will go to good hands if one of you food loving readers could read it. Start racking your brains and join!
Many thanks to http://www.Avalon.ph for sponsoring this contest.